studio albums

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MERCURY (2020)

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PANDORA (2021)

About four months after the release of Mercury, Black Circle used the forced time off to continue making music. The making of Pandora was longer and more collaborative, and the band took its time to make sure the songs ended up they way they wanted. The result is a more mature set of songs, some of them written by other members of the band, that definitely show more of the influences that every musician in the band has.

 

With the assistance of Luiz Caetano and Ton Oliveira this time around, Black Circle took about 9 months, between the first rehearsal and the final mix, to produce the Pandora. During this time, the band was joined by talented musicians Guilerme de Menezes and Arre Colares, who recorded keyboards and trumpets, respectively, and all the recordings took place at Overloud Estúdio. The album cover was designed by renowned Brazilian artist Cristiano Suarez and beautifully represents the evils that, according to Greek mythology, began to curse mankind after Pandora`s box was opened.

Soon after Black Circle found their groove as a tribute band fans started asking about original music. The band discreetly started to work on their own music in 2017. Two originals, the first songs to be released locally by the band were Disarray in April 2018 and Divide in October of the same year. This kicked off the project which was to become “Mercury”. At the time that they were recording, they were a local band without a following outside of their area of Brazil, so the rush to get in the studio wasn’t there. The motivation came on strong during local live shows when the band started to notice fans singing along to their original songs. The band was ready to focus on their own sound. It was finally the time.

 

Mercury followed the “Abby Road” style of recording. Drums first, bass and guitar get layered and lastly the vocals are added. The album was recorded in tandem with live performances and while working their day jobs. As a local, independent band the funds were not always there so initially the band was going to put out a short release. Times were hard and they had to postpone the recordings, mixings etc. and a full- length album was just not on their radar. At the time – early 2019 - they didn’t have the exposure to financially support releasing their music. The pace completely changed when Jill and Eddie Vedder reached out to the band and began sharing interest on social media. The timing was perfect when Eddie “happened” as Black Circle had Driving Home in The Rain ready to release. The guys worked through COVID restrictions and finalized the album by recording Autumn Theory and Low White Ceiling.

OFFICIAL VIDEOS

official videos

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AUTUMN THEORY - 2020

Directed by Raphael Medeiros

Executive Production: Luiz Caetano

Video Editing: Hugo Freitas

Still: Pedro Macedo

Gaffer: Guilherme Raimundo

Beauty and Makeup: Vanessa Andrea

Gear Support: Naymar

DISARRAY - 2021

Directed by Raphael Medeiros and Gustavo Ruiz

Executive Production: Luiz Caetano

Cinematography: Raphael Medeiros Montage

Color grading: Gustavo Ruiz

Still: Pedro Macedo

Gaffer: Guilherme Raimundo

Beauty and Makeup: Vanessa Andrea

Gear Support: Naymar

LOW WHITE CEILING - 2020

Directed by Raphael Medeiros

Executive Production: Luiz Caetano

Still: Pedro Macedo

Gaffer: Guilherme Raimundo

Beauty and Makeup:

Vanessa Andrea

Gear Support: Naymar

Special thanks: Cezar Berje

NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD - 2020

Directed by Gustavo Ruiz

Master shot: Raphael Medeiros

Executive Production: Luiz Caetano

Still: Pedro Macedo

Gaffer: Guilherme Raimundo

Beauty and Makeup: Vanessa Andrea

Gear Support: Naymar

DIVIDE - 2020

 

Directed by Gustavo Chagas

Camera and photography: Gui Machado

Camera assistant, video editing: Matheus Legolas

Beauty and makeup: Vanessa Andrea

Color grading: Ronnie Pedra

Making of: Tharik Barreto and Ricardo Martins Gear transport: André Andrade